printers, and other equipment should be professionally maintained both
physically and electronically. Below are a few useful tips.
Make sure there
is adequate room to allow air to enter and exit the case.
computer away from the floor, especially carpeted areas.
Check that all
case fans and the power supply fan are spinning properly.
Listen for any
Be very careful
with Canned Air, it can cause more debris to enter your computer case and do
more harm than good. If you use canned air, blow the dust away from the
computer and not into it.
If you are in a
high dust environment, have the computer professionally cleaned regularly.
With the computer
off, turn the keyboard over and shake it, then vacuum it.
If you are using
a mouse with a ball, remove the ball and clean it and the rollers with
continue to have
trouble with a keyboard or mouse, just replace them, they are inexpensive.
the computer off and the power unplugged, wipe down the outside of the case
with a damp cloth
in a CD or DVD player can cause it to skip or not track. Light canned
air in the front of the player ok if you are experiencing this type of
in Service 1 year. Was exposed to severe dust during a remodel.
hitting shutoff temp and shutting down system. Second picture is cpu
heat-sink with fan removed. "S" pattern is fan framework, so heat-sink
was getting zero airflow. Debris over SATA RAID hard drives came
from double intake frame in front of case. Other 5 case fans blow
out of the case.
- Perform Windows
Updates or Mac OS Updates Regularly if Automatic Updates are not turned on.
- Perform Office
and other software updates.
- Ensure your
Antivirus Program license is current, running, and up to date.
- Ensure you have a
Spyware program install and it is running and up to date.
- Backup as
regularly as you are willing to loose data.
- Use the Disk
- Use the System
- Defragment the
Hard Drives, but be sure to run a Backup first.